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Entertainment Express: Oldboy, Jay-Z, Jamie Foxx, Tom Hanks, Hitchcock

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* A thrilling redband (read: safe for all eyes) trailer for the upcoming Spike Lee remake of Chan wook-Park’s cult classic Oldboy has been released. The film, starring Josh Brolin, Samuel L Jackson, Elisabeth Olsen and our guy Sharlto Copley, comes out in October. The big question on everyone’s mind: will the new film still include the shocking reveal at the end?

* Jay-Z rapped, or lip-synched rather, for 6 hours at an art gallery in New York on Wednesday, dancing with gallery owners and artist extraordinaire Marina Abramović too, leading many to wonder out-loud if performance art is dead, or as one site asked, if it’s just moved to Brooklyn? I still marvel when I think of when The National performed the same song for 6 hours in April at PS1 MoMA. No lip-syncing there!

* See what Tom Hanks looks like as Walt Disney in the upcoming movie Saving Mr Banks, in which he stars alongside Emma Thompson. And here’s Jamie Foxx as Electro in the next installment of The Amazing Spider-Man.

* Alfred Hitchcock’s 9 silent films have been added to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) UK Memory of the World Register. Basically, now this will help preserve the cinematic master’s work and ensure they are seen around the world.

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